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# illness - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41
# Virus
# Virus

Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41

Aug 25th 2013, 3:54 PM 11,893 Views 23 Comments

There is still no vaccine for the virus which has a fatality rate of more than 51 per cent.

# illness - Friday 23 August, 2013

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease
# Memory Loss
# Memory Loss

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:56 AM 10,652 Views 39 Comments

A UCLA study shows that elevated levels of iron can damage brain tissue, contributing to the cause of the disease.

# illness - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease

Aug 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,317 Views 14 Comments

Three years ago, Karl Hughes was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, but he says it’s encouraged him to keep a positive mental attitude and to appreciate the time you have with your loved ones.

# illness - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time
# H7N9
# H7N9

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time

Aug 7th 2013, 8:05 AM 9,751 Views 67 Comments

Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.

# illness - Friday 2 August, 2013

One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints
# GP Visits
# GP Visits

One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:15 AM 7,816 Views 118 Comments

Worryingly, six per cent of parents in a survey also said they could not afford to bring a sick child to the doctor over the past year.

# illness - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events
# Health
# Health

Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events

Jul 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 18,313 Views 55 Comments

People with epilepsy are asking to be informed in advance about the type of lighting at shows – so they don’t have to leave due to seizure risk.

# illness - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital
# Syria
# Syria

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

Jul 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,181 Views 24 Comments

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

# illness - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people
# Error
# Error

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

Jul 16th 2013, 9:14 PM 29,807 Views 139 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

# illness - Friday 5 July, 2013

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals

Jul 5th 2013, 10:47 AM 4,976 Views 27 Comments

Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.

# illness - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise
# Mandela
# Mandela

Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,843 Views 5 Comments

Shoppers are now buying books about his life in bulk as well as t-shirts sporting his apartheid prison number and portraits.

# illness - Saturday 29 June, 2013

"If I had to choose between cancer and this, I'd pick cancer"
# Scleroderma
# Scleroderma

"If I had to choose between cancer and this, I'd pick cancer"

Jun 29th 2013, 5:08 PM 21,537 Views 8 Comments

Scleroderma, which affects around 1 in 10,000 people, is unpredictable, progressive – and currently incurable.

# illness - Friday 21 June, 2013

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads

Jun 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 7,002 Views 16 Comments

MERS has killed 38 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia – and, like SARS, it spreads between hospitals with worrying ease.

# illness - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again
# Amputation
# Amputation

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again

Jun 11th 2013, 4:03 PM 23,420 Views 53 Comments

Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.

# illness - Saturday 8 June, 2013

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33
# HIV Stats
# HIV Stats

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

Jun 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,900 Views 42 Comments

New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.

# illness - Friday 7 June, 2013

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades
# Good Health
# Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

Jun 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,388 Views 17 Comments

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

# illness - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

May 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 436 Views 9 Comments

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

# illness - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim
# Virus
# Virus

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim

May 28th 2013, 4:39 PM 5,321 Views 6 Comments

The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Dubai.

# illness - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
# Energy
# Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,783 Views 77 Comments

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

# illness - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Successful life-saving surgery on baby's rare, swollen head disorder
# India
# India

Successful life-saving surgery on baby's rare, swollen head disorder

May 16th 2013, 8:53 AM 11,357 Views 11 Comments

Doctors say the surgery was a success although it’s too early to say what the quality of her life will be like.

# illness - Monday 13 May, 2013

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread
# Virus
# Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

May 13th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,815 Views 19 Comments

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

Thousands pay tribute to teen 'warrior and inspiration' Donal Walsh
# Donal Walsh
# Donal Walsh

Thousands pay tribute to teen 'warrior and inspiration' Donal Walsh

May 13th 2013, 7:40 AM 31,735 Views 98 Comments

Donal, who was fighting cancer for the third time, had called on teenagers not to take their own lives.

# illness - Monday 29 April, 2013

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 139 Views 38 Comments

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

# illness - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report
# Illness
# Illness

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:45 AM 15,684 Views 33 Comments

Around 40,000 people in Ireland have bipolar disorder, but many were only diagnosed after experiencing symptoms for between 2 and 3 years.

# illness - Monday 15 April, 2013

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available
# Lung Fibrosis
# Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

Apr 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,637 Views 28 Comments

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

# illness - Monday 8 April, 2013

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings
# Asbestos
# Asbestos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

Apr 8th 2013, 6:55 AM 3,801 Views 12 Comments

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

# illness - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness

Apr 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,186 Views 27 Comments

Silver Linings Playbook is the latest movie to deal with issues surrounding mental health, but does cinema succeed in bringing these issues to the fore or are they more harmful than helpful, asks Darren Mooney.

# illness - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer

Mar 16th 2013, 12:00 PM 103 Views 12 Comments

The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.

# illness - Saturday 9 March, 2013

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free
# Infection
# Infection

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Mar 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 16,391 Views 32 Comments

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

# illness - Sunday 3 March, 2013

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care
# Pyjamas
# Pyjamas

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Mar 3rd 2013, 12:29 PM 6,992 Views 10 Comments

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

# illness - Monday 18 February, 2013

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
# El Presidente
# El Presidente

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,109 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

# illness - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services
# Smoking
# Smoking

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services

Feb 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,652 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the State to start spending more money on quit services as National No Smoking Day is marked today.

# illness - Friday 1 February, 2013

Woman who gave birth after sterilisation awarded €100,000 in damages
# High Court
# High Court

Woman who gave birth after sterilisation awarded €100,000 in damages

Feb 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 15,599 Views 70 Comments

Karen Hurley gave birth to a baby boy with a fatal illness following her failed steriliation procedure.

# illness - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal

Jan 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 14 Views 16 Comments

Those with mental health problems do not deserve the indignities they suffer – but they have always been the poor relation in our system.

# illness - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building
# On The Move
# On The Move

Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building

Jan 23rd 2013, 3:56 PM 8,429 Views 13 Comments

One of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country will close as it is moved to a new nearby location.

# illness - Saturday 19 January, 2013

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season
# Illness
# Illness

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season

Jan 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,514 Views 5 Comments

All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.

# illness - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer
# Crossword
# Crossword

Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer

Jan 12th 2013, 1:29 PM 17,494 Views 15 Comments

The legendary crossword setter Araucaria told readers that he had “18 down of the 19″ – cancer of the oesophagus.

# illness - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke
# BBC
# BBC

BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke

Jan 9th 2013, 7:34 PM 12,850 Views 15 Comments

The former political editor of the UK broadcaster was hospitalised yesterday where doctors confirmed he has suffered a stroke.

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher

Jan 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,262 Views 3 Comments

Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.

# illness - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant

Jan 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 666 Views 31 Comments

John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.

# illness - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Jan 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 4,540 Views 4 Comments

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.